MUSIC on the levels presents Lady May Swings in a free concert in the Church Hall, Westonzoyland.

Lady May Swings performs music by some of the greatest songwriters of the 1920s and 1930s including Gershwin and Porter on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3.30pm.

Leading the band and performing with supreme vivacity, Rosie May brings a sparkle to the verses with her own take on the classic repertoire all backed by a swinging hot club style rhythm section.

Soaked in 1920s and 30s style, Lady May Swings presents an exceptional programme of music written by the finest songwriters of the first half of the last century.

Formed from experience and a great and love of the music, the band play songs by early jazz singers like Annette Hanshaw, Ruth Etting and the great songwriters of the era such as Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Cole Porter.

With a special introductory set of Django Reinhardt ‘hot club’ jazz to begin, the band will have feet tappin’ from the start.

When not playing with Lady May Swings, Rosie is busy with performing and recording her own compositions. She has also been featured on BBC Radio 1.

The impetus for Lady May Swings came from Ben Modley whose interest in the guitar came when he was 14.

Initially self-taught he went on to study jazz at university and now combines playing, composing and arranging with teaching and recording.

Ben, on guitar, is joined by international violinist, Sebastián Tesouro, and the versatile double base player, James Rintoul.

The concert starts at 3.30 pm and will be in the Church Hall, Main Road, Westonzoyland, on Main Road. Doors open 3pm.

There is no need to book; just turn up at the Church Hall in time to be seated by 3.30 pm.

Contact Ann Philcox on 01278 691438 for more information.

As usual, sumptuous home-made teas will be available at a modest charge.

Admission is free.

Music on the Levels is grateful to Sedgemoor District Council and Westonzoyland Parish Council for financial support.